Pros Beautiful looking display and superb the iPod control!
Cons Not a lot. But I do have customers that are turned off because it doesn't have a CD player.
Summary Great headunit, Alpine quality both sound and performance. Doesn't get much better than this unless you opt for a double din radio. Perfect for the iPod / iPhone user.
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Pros Pay no attention to the other reviews. I have 2 of these Alpine iDA-X305 units in my cars and they both work great with the iPod. I have 3 different iPod models in my family and have had no problem with any of them.
Cons Lack of CD player is a small inconvenience, but all of my CD's end up on the iPod anyway
Summary I have had Kenwood and Sony units in my cars in the past. I have not found a unit that works better with the iPod than the Alpine. The XM module works flawlessly also.
Pros The Alpine iDA-X305's two-way encoder control scheme and QuickSearch function makes it possible to scrub through large libraries in seconds. Add-on modules allow the feature set to be extended.
Cons he lack of a CD player may be a turn off for many people
Summary For people who listen primarily to MP3/WMA/AAC audio, the Alpine iDA-X305 offers one of the easiest-to-use interfaces for in-car browsing of digital media. Can be purchased on http://www.caraudiosystemz.co.uk/alpine-ida-x305s-digital-media-reciever-109-p.asp
Pros Looks great, first install and worked like a charm. Don't have an iphone and never will so I could care less if others are having issues. USB works great and my 1st gen Itouch works like magic.
Has tons of room for upgrades. having issues? Flash it
Cons getting through the functions could be easier, same with the setup features.
Should have a built in Mic and connect to other Bluetooth phones (could just be me and havent found it)
Mine didn't come with a face case or a remote? Why? Store issue?
Summary Stop crying.
Its a good deck for the price and if you phone doesn't work update it and the deck. Yes you can flash to decks software with usb updates found on line.
If it doesn't work for you return it and then yell at Apple.
Pros iPhone ios 4.1 will kill the compatibility for this head unit. You've been warned. Lots of people come into my shop complaining that this head unit and many others will not work properly now with ios 4.1.
Cons The audio will drop out intermittently and will sound distorted. Apple and Alpine will not claim responsibility but obviously it's an Apple ios issue. The head unit works flawlessly with all other versions of ios.
Summary stay away from ios 4.1